ADamn Mechanic

Oregon June 17thish The air was crisp and filled with moisture. Not the type of moisture you appreciate, but the kind simple and sloshy like a warm tummy after three too many banana pancakes with only sour milk to wash it down. The time was one thirty and the sun was beginning to sip the … Continue reading

Down and Dirty Bus Repairs

For three day’s the bus wouldn’t start when we wanted it to and remained locked in the mechanic’s garage the first night. Joel hired a couple guys in Vancouver for the veggie oil conversion, whom that day spliced the fuel line and installed a valve that would switch the engine on and off between veggie … Continue reading

The Love Bus Installs a Water Tank

It’s questionable if this is going to work. More likely it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen, but we’re having to much fun renovating this thing to worry about it. But really (Mom and Dad) we’re planning to secure it with straps that will be more durable. In the mean time the bus has been working … Continue reading

Building Benches

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28 May 2012

GoatsGoatsGoats

Johnny walking his goats in Washougal, Washington. 28 May 2012.

Fact: vodka bottles make great feeding bottles for baby goats.  Fact: having baby goats live in your backyard is awesome. Fact: our housemates are awesome. Thanks housemates for having adorable baby goats that live in our backyard! Sooo much has changed on the bus! If I showed you what it looks like now you wouldn’t even … Continue reading

Rebuilding Center

    Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for: my last day of culinary school!!!    It’s been a long road, starting back in March of last year. Ending today with an associate degree in Baking and Pastry Management. And we were this close to buying a vintage Welbilt oven/range today so I could bake … Continue reading

Inspirational Moment

Good day friends!   I’m going to take a break from updating for a moment to share some other conversions I’ve come across during my travels on the interwebs! First up is a bus for sale that I came across looking at the blog of Lloyd Kahn, who is the editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, as well … Continue reading

Building Begins

    The floor’s all drilled in! We’ll sand it and coat it with polyurethane as the last step, after we’ve planned out everything we’re building in. Now we get to build stuff! Starting from the back, with slats for the bed. Joel has a brand new king size memory foam bed(soooper comfy) that fits perfectly in the … Continue reading

Flooring with Friends

   Saturday morning! It’s sunny and warm and we have the whole day ahead of us to finish the floor! Ok, we may have slept in till almost noon (we may have stayed up playing EverQuest), but we’re up now and ready to work!    Measure twice, cut once. Its working pretty well for us. While … Continue reading

Paving the way for the floor!

Ehlo everyone(that’s my British accent)! Bus time here. Quick update of what we’ve been up to: On our lovely voyage to Home Depot we also picked up some expanding foam insulation for z holes in z floor. Four holes for every seat on the bus. There’s a layer of wood in the floor that needed protection … Continue reading